5.30.2012

Graduation



Well, it's all done. I'm graduated.
Even with all the agony and suffering, the three years went by rather fast and left me with something valuable.
Some people make fun of a BA (Bachelor of Arts), but I enjoyed the topics I studied (History and Religion). I became a better writer. I even became more outgoing. I learned new things about the world.
 Now life will change, and of course that's a bit scary. I'm slowly starting my full time job search. I think I've mentioned this before, but I have decided to follow my bliss. I want to work in fashion. I've been trying to decide whether some kind of fashion schooling would be worth it (something like merchandizing), but I'm not so sure. I would like to get a job where I can learn practical things immediately. I'd rather not work in a large retail store like forever 21 where I would likely just be a pawn (Rather than say, working in a small independently owned boutique where I could actually learn how to run a store), but I am willing to, if it means getting experience in the fashion industry.

XO.

PS. If you work in the fashion industry (in any way, shape or form), please comment below and tell me about it - how you got in, how you like it, etc!

46 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Obtaining a BA is incredible, don't let anyone tell you differently. You look stunning, you have such pretty hair. I wish you the best of luck on your path and I could definitely see you in the fashion industry. Btw, I love your friends jacket.

    <3Honeysuckelle

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  2. congrats!!
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  3. I was a Religion major! Even though I don't plan on using my education directly or going straight to grad school, I don't regret the wonderful experience I had or the things I learned. I think history and religion are very important topics to have even a general grasp of. they influence everything. good luck in your job search! - Leah

    someoneswaterlily.blogspot.com

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  4. Nice! Congratulations :) xxx

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  5. I wish I studied those things; they definitely spark my interest more than Economics and Geography (what I actually studied). But as far as I've heard, you don't actually use your major much. I just graduated 2 weeks ago and I've been looking for jobs too! :D It's really exciting once you get into it. And, since your blog is pretty big you could probably list it for writing/marketing experience. I used mine on a resume last week. We'll see what happens :P Happy job hunting!

    Yasmeen
    Castle Fashion

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  6. Congrats! That's a big accomplishment!
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  7. Congrats lovely!

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  8. Congrats. I work in my father's store and has it's upsides such as learning how to start a bussiness and what appeals to consumers. I also learned how I would want my own bussiness to be. Anything to get your foot in the door is great! :)

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  9. Major congratulations!!! I graduated two weeks ago :) I used to be in fashion - it's a tough, cut-throat industry... not always fun...

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  10. Congratulations!! Good luck now looking for a job ;)

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  11. Working in a large shop/chain can still be good for your future. If you work hard and make sure you stand out you can get training for most things and will know first about opportunities in other areas of the business. Although I've always loved the idea of working in a boutique. Good luck with the search xxx

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  12. Congratulations on graduating! I almost went to uni to study fashion management then realised it wasnt right for me but I would totally love a job in visual merchandising. Sorry I don't have any advice (I currently work in a supermarket haha) but good luck on the job search!

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  13. Who in their right mind makes fun of a BA? Congrats!

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  14. Congratulations ! Cannot wait to start university this year !

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  15. Congratulations! I hope you find what you are searching for. I'm sure that whatever you decide on you will excel at. Good luck!

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  16. Congratulation 8D Hopefully I can experience the same feeling two years later...or less
    I know how it feel, I also studying literature and culture so people tends to look down on me.

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  17. Congrats on obtaining your BA! It's so great to hear you're going to follow your bliss; it's something I've been contemplating more and more even though I already have multiple degrees and a "career".

    xo, alison*elle

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  18. I found the teen vogue handbook to be very inspirational and has lots of great stories about people in the fashion industry and how they got to where they are now.

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  19. congratz! :)

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  20. Congrats :) I'm a reader from Germany, so why do some people make fun of the B.A.? Here in Germany it's a common degree :) Or do they think that you can't do anything with your topics in the future?
    Greetings
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  21. Congratulations on graduating! A BA is an achievement for sure, even though it doesn't automatically lead to a job. Be proud, you worked hard for it! I know, I have 2 now lol.

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  22. congratulations on your graduation. good luck with the job search !

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  23. congratulations :)

    sophie xx
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  24. wow! Breanne congratulations! kisses!

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  25. Oh ! You're so cute ! Congratulations !

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  26. I'm from the uk, and a lot of the degrees we study are BA, you should be very proud of yourself. I myself, work in a small clothing store (its a large chain but the one where i live is really small) , I would definitely agree with choosing a smaller store over a larger. I started off as a part time worker and now because of various things (our manager leaving, and my assistant manager being ill) I have basically being running the store and acting as manager for the past few weeks. I have learnt SO much, + I'm only 18. I know something like this wouldn't have happened if i worked in a larger store. I am going on to study fashion management at university, but i dont necessarily think you need that, (+ you already have some sort of education anyway). I don't know much, but I'd just say get as much experience as you can. I know working in a smaller shop has allowed me too do more visual merchandising than I ever could in a larger store. Good luck! Nic xx

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  27. nice outfit ;)

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  28. Congratulations on graduating and congrats on making it to the ceremony! I missed both of my ceremonies for my Bachelor and my Masters dues to being overseas. Good luck with the job search.

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  29. Congratulations! You had really great major subjects there.

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  30. I just read through a bunch of your posts about Australia and now graduation, so congrats and man you've had a crazy month!

    I think it's very brave of you to pursue your bliss! I am actually the manager at an American Apparel in Ottawa and I also have a journalism degree. I did however get my taste of the fashion industry last year, when I moved to Britain and did a couple magazine internships in London.

    I think I might have a few pointers and at least a little insight, if you are interested. Feel free to e-mail anytime!

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  31. Congratulations! I am graduating this year too and I am scared of the future.. oh. I wish you all the best! :D

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  32. I just graduated too! Got my BA in public relations. I am a full time job searcher ha! I am looking for a job in the fashion industry too and it has been so tough, but I'm trying to be persistent! So Good Luck!!! I follow you on Lookbook, glad I found your blog!

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  33. Congratulations!!! I'm doing my BA at the moment in Australia, and I like to laugh at all the haters. It's such a fantastic degree where you can learn about the things you're interested in and expand you're knowledge really broadly. I don't have any helpful job search tips for you unfortunately, but good luck with the job search :) Rhi xx

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  34. Congratulations! A degree's a degree, BA or BSc. Anyone who mocks a BA is clearly a moron.
    Unrelated, but I love the jacket of the girl in the last picture with you.

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  35. Hey, I work on the corporate side of retail (Marketing) and suggest taking one or more fashion-related post-grad courses. Look for those that give you co-op opportunities. These will get you the relevant work experience but also, which is just as important, allow you to forge important professional connections to move you along your path. Congratulations!!

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  36. Hi! I graduated last year with my BA in Fashion Merchandising. I currently work at a small fashion house in NYC as a production assistant. In a few weeks, I will be taking a new offer at Macy's Coporate as a merchandise assistant. I suggest you do many internships! And gain knowledge and experience. When I went to many interviews they always stressed experience in the internship level.

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  37. Congrats on your accomplishment! I graduated last year with a BA in Psychology, and it felt AMAZING. It's such a rewarding experience...and such a relief too. haha. :)

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  38. Congratulations on your graduation! I'm sure it feels great! A BA is definitely just as honorable as a BS! Everyone can't be a scientist, after all. I'm very proud of my BAJ. Don't let anyone let you think your degree isn't important!

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  39. Congratulations! I am currently in my second year of aesthetics and I work in a small alternative boutique (https://www.facebook.com/pages/alternativn%C3%AD-butik-Sulamit/306629272681882). It took me two years of constantly begging the owner to hire me - and she finally did. :)

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  40. Congratulations, you are smart and beautiful, and can do in life what ever you want to do! Do what you enjoy doing whether or not you were paid to do it. That is the key. Do what you like and the money will follow. If you like it, you will become good and the money will flow to those who excel at what they do.
    I believe in you Breanne! After all, it's like two am in the morning and I'm reading your blog and typing this... so... shouldn't I be asleep by now? Breanne Rocks!

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